The Curriculum for Excellence

The Curriculum for Excellence represents Scotland’s vision for the education of all children. It aims to raise standards, improve knowledge and develop skills. Every child in Scotland should experience a broad education that develops skills for learning, for life and work, with a real focus on literacy and numeracy and which promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.

Your child will be working at the Early Level, which is for the pre-school years and Primary Click here to go to the Education Scotland Early Years website for more information about the Curriculum for Excellence.

Our nursery planning is done in consultation with the children, taking the lead from their interests and ideas and ensuring we cover the Experiences and Outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.
Active learning is seen as an appropriate way for children to develop vital skills and knowledge, and a positive attitude to learning. Active learning is learning which engages and challenges children’s thinking using real-life and imaginary situations. It takes full advantage of the opportunities for learning presented by spontaneous play, planned purposeful play, investigating and exploring, events and life experiences and focused learning and teaching, supported when necessary through sensitive intervention to
support or extend learning. All areas of the curriculum can be enriched and developed through play. Young children learn and develop friendships very naturally through play. Play brings about a wealth of opportunities for children to develop their language, creativity and co-ordination skills. These all contribute to healthy growth and development, knowledge and understanding and a capacity to learn. If you have any questions about the nursery curriculum, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff.

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